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Flying in the wet season-YouTube seminar
Thunderstorms, heavy rain and reduced visibility. These are just some of the hazards that visual flight rules pilots face during a typical wet season in the top end of Australia.
Officially beginning at the start of November and finishing at the end of April, the wet season sees the majority of Darwin's 1700mm average rainfall occur. Often in heavy, short bursts which cool and rejuvenate the land and its creatures.
Temperatures also increase, typically ranging from a minimum of 25C to a maximum of 33C with increased humidity levels.
Aviation safety advisor Tim Penney is joined by Harry Fabb-Burns from the Bureau of Meteorology and Cameron Marchant, head of operations at Flight Standards in Darwin and discusses what some of the typical hazards that GA pilots face during a wet season in the top end of Australia.